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2014-08-05 08:35:30

New site is filled with information, patient testimonials, easy-to-use tools and real-world tips for people affected by COPD RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) announced the launch of the redesigned COPD.com website, which provides disease education, interactive tools, tips and inspirational testimonials from patients living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), for an up-close and personal look at managing and...

2014-08-05 08:32:19

Employers Migrating to Alternative Funding Strategies and Plan Designs to Manage Rising Costs LYNCHBURG, Va., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the sixth consecutive year, health care costs climbed for a family of four in Virginia and North Carolina as reported in Scott Benefit Services' recently released 2014 Mid-Market Benefits Benchmarking Survey results. Regionally, families continue to contribute a high amount for coverage with annual medical expenditures increasing 7% in Virginia and 5%...

2014-08-05 08:21:33

- Record revenue of $42.1 million; up 13% over second quarter 2013 CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tree.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE), operator of LendingTree.com, the nation's leading online source for competitive loan offers, today announced results for its fiscal second quarter ended June 30, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110518/MM04466LOGO "The second quarter was another solid one for Tree.com, as we produced record revenue and exceeded our guidance on variable...

2014-08-04 23:04:58

Brings Global, Cross-Functional Management Experience Durham, N.C. (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Bell and Howell, a leading global provider of customer communications and commerce, has named Larry Blue as Chief Operating Officer. Blue has 35 years of engineering and global, cross-functional management experience including product development, sales and manufacturing throughout five continents. He most recently served as COO of RF Technologies, Inc., and president of Kokua, LLC. Additional...

2014-08-04 16:30:26

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dynacast International Inc. ("Dynacast") today announced that its management will hold a conference call to review its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 on Monday, August 18, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time. The call may be accessed by dialing (877) 873-1192 for U.S. callers or (706) 643-1195 for international callers. Please reference conference ID# 84332176. A telephonic replay of the call will be available after 2:00 p.m.,...

2014-08-04 08:25:08

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, an independent college search and rankings website, has published a ranking of 50 best U.S. colleges for aspiring entrepreneurs (http://www.collegechoice.net/posts/best-colleges-for-entrepreneurs/). Stanford University leads the list, which was based on information from Crunchbase, Angel List, and other public business data sources, as well as other factors like proximity to major metropolitan entrepreneurial ecosystems....

2014-08-01 23:05:31

North Carolina-based Internet retailer to host 20,000 entrepreneurs in the Piedmont Triad, including actress/entrepreneur La La Anthony, basketball Hall-of-Famer Scottie Pippen, Marley Coffee founder Rohan Marley, Grammy-nominated rap mogul and entrepreneur Joseph “Fat Joe” Cartagena and Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 Over 20,000 entrepreneurs from around the world will descend upon North Carolina for the 2014 Market America | SHOP.COM...

2014-08-01 16:21:39

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Duke Energy President and CEO Lynn Good about the delay in reaching agreement on coal ash legislation in North Carolina. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO "Duke Energy's top priority is the safe operation of our electric system and the well-being of the communities and customers we serve. We remain committed to doing the right thing on coal ash with storage solutions that protect the...

2014-08-01 16:20:53

Leading Ink Manufacturer Collaborates with 3PL to Create Formula for Supply Chain Excellence HICKORY, N.C., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Globally-recognized enterprise third-party logistics (3PL) provider Transportation Insight announces being named one of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners by SupplyChainBrain in its July/August 2014 issue. Also featured is a case study exploring Transportation Insight's Co-managed Logistics® partnership with global ink manufacturer Siegwerk USA Co....

2014-08-01 12:29:11

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tree.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE) today announced that it will participate the in the Needham Interconnect Conference on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Alex Mandel, Chief Financial Officer, will be presenting at 10:30 AM Eastern Time (ET). The presentation will be open to the general public via webcast at http://wsw.com/webcast/needham68/tree. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110518/MM04466LOGO Additionally, the Company will release its...


Latest North Carolina Reference Libraries

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
2014-05-27 15:19:19

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an American National Park located in the two states of North Carolina and Tennessee. The Great Smoky Mountains, from which the park received its name, are part of a small section of the Appalachian Mountain chain known as the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park holds 522,419 acres of federally protected land and was established in 1934, although Congress had sanctioned the development of the park in 1926. It is known as the first park to be funded in part...

Aptostichus stephencolberti
2014-04-07 14:17:32

Aptostichus stephencolberti is a species of trapdoor spider named after the American satirist Stephen Colbert. The spider was discovered on the coastline of California in 2007. This species can be found on coastal dunes that extend from the Big Sur region to the San Francisco peninsula at Point Lobos and Golden Gate. Compared to the closely related species such as Aptostichus angelinajolieae, Aptostichus stephencolberti is lighter in coloration.  The male holotype and the female paratype...

Banker Horse
2014-04-02 11:37:32

The banker horse is a breed of feral horse that can be found in the Outer Banks area of North Carolina. This breed is a descendant of the Spanish horse and the foundation stock is thought to have been brought to the America’s during the 16th century. It is thought that these horses may have become feral after surviving shipwrecks or after being abandoned during exploration or settlement expeditions. Although these horses roam free, they are not true wild horses because they are descended...

Pisgah National Forest
2014-01-20 10:02:04

Pisgah National Forest is located in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. It’s administered by the United States Forest Service, part of the United States Department of Agriculture. The forest is entirely contained within the boundaries of North Carolina. It is managed together with the other 3 North Carolina National Forests, Nantahala, Croatan, and Uwharrie, from common headquarters that are located in Asheville, North Carolina. The local ranger district offices can be...

Nantahala National Forest
2013-11-21 13:00:00

Nantahala National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in North Carolina. The forest holds 531,270 acres of land and water that is divided into three ranger districts known as The Cheoah Ranger District, the Nantahala Ranger District, and the Tusquitee Ranger District, all of which were named with words from the Cherokee language. The national forest itself was given the name Nantahala, which means "Land of the Noonday Sun" in Cherokee. The Cheoah Ranger District of...

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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